Book Giveaway: Salt Fat Acid Heat (hardcover)


The Bastyr University Bookstore has agreed to giveaway this bestseller to one of our  subscribers !

saltfatacidSalt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat

Named one of the Best Books of 2017 by NPR, Buzzfeed, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Rachel Ray Every Day, San Francisco Chronicle, Vice Munchies,, Glamour, Eater, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune, The Seattle Times, Tampa Bay Times, Tasting Table, Modern Farmer, Publishers Weekly, and more.

And we’re recommending it as a textbook for the Culinary Program at Bastyr!  The information is amazing, the DRAWINGS educational and delightful!

Here’s how to win  cooking school in a book:

1. Be a subscriber of Cookus Interruptus Not a subscriber yet? Type your email address in the subscribe box right up there on the upper right corner of the whole website.  I check and reject any winner that’s not one of our subscribers.

2. Be a friend on Cookus Interruptus facebook. Not our facebook friend? Easy. Go to the Cookus Facebook page and click the thumbs up “like”.

3.  What’s the best detail of cooking advice you were taught as a child? I would have to say shaking chicken parts in a paper bag with flour, salt and pepper to prepare for frying. I don’t think I have made fried chicken since then (I was 12) but I remember the tip!  Okay.  YOUR TURN.   Type your answer as a comment to this post.

4. Contest ends at 5 pm on February 15th. PLEASE check your email on February 16th. The junk mail folder and everything.  We’ve been having some trouble with lost emails to winners. The winners will be chosen by If you don’t respond to your “winner” email within 48 hours, we will choose a new winner (tough love…).

Book Giveaway: My Rice Bowl


When visitors come to town, we tend to take them to some of our remarkable Seattle restaurants that feature ethnic cuisines. One of our favorites is Revel, which features Korean fusion food – think noodles, dumplings, pickles, pancakes, and barbecue. Chef Rachel Yang and her husband Seif Chirchi are the owners and orchestra-tors of Revel and three other equally popular restaurants.

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Book Giveaway: PNW Veg


My friend and colleague, Kim O’Donnel, used her talents to create 100 new vegetable recipes; unique dishes that are all about the beautiful bounty in the pacific northwest. Find them this lovely new cookbook from Sasquatch Books which we are proud to giveaway.

From simple weeknight meals to on-the-go snacks and sweet- tooth satisfying desserts, Kim gives you dozens of  ways to celebrate seasonal produce, with recipes like Sweet Corn and Red Lentil Soup, Baked Pasta and Greens Casserole, Cherry Fro-Yo, and more. Vegetarians and omnivores alike will be eager to eat their vegetables, and the convenient gluten-free and dairy-free symbols make navigating the book a breeze for reader with dietary restrictions. Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The Dirt Cure


The Bastyr University Bookstore has offered up this ground-breaking book for one of our  subscribers !

The Dirt Cure by Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD

A traditionally trained pediatric neurologist and a parent herself, Dr. Maya encountered the limits of conventional medicine when her son suffered a severe episode of asthma on his first birthday and began a backward slide in his development. Treatments failed to reverse his condition, so Dr. Maya embarked on a scientific investigation, discovering that food was at the root of her son’s illness, affecting his digestive system, immune system, and brain. The solution was shockingly simple: Heal the food, heal the gut, heal the brain…and heal the child.

Get your hands in the dirt by winning this marvelous break-through book. Here’s how: Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen


Join us in celebrating (hooray!) this new edition of Rebecca Katz’s The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen.

Featuring science-based, nutrient-rich recipes that are designed to give patients a much-needed boost by stimulating appetite and addressing treatment side effects including fatigue, nausea, dehydration, mouth and throat soreness, tastebud changes, and weight loss. A step-by-step guide helps patients nutritionally prepare for all phases of treatment, and a full nutritional analysis accompanies each recipe. Continue reading

Book Giveaway: Defending Beef


Speaker and author Nicolette Hahn Niman, author of Defending Beef, was invited to Sweden this past December  to be part of  the “Your Plate. Our Planet: The Future of Food” Nobel Week Dialogue 2016 panel.   As part of this impressive panel and in her book Nicolette―a longtime vegetarian―dispels popular myths about how eating beef is bad for our bodies. She methodically evaluates health claims made against beef, demonstrating that such claims have proven false.  She shows how foods from cattle―milk and meat, particularly when raised entirely on grass―are healthful, extremely nutritious, and an irreplaceable part of the world’s food system. Continue reading

Chocolate Giveaway: Theo Clusters

1609_Theo_Clusters_SaltedAlmond_Web_RP_@2xCONTEST CLOSED. HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!

Oh my goodness. The lovely folks at Seattle chocolate masters, Theo, are providing a cluster of goodies for three Cookus Interruptus subscribers.

Reminder: Theo Chocolate is dedicated to

  • Using only pure ingredients that are grown sustainably. We source our ingredients locally whenever possible.
  • Partnering with our growers by ensuring they earn a living wage and have access to education for their families.
  • Honoring and respecting our employees and suppliers. This is possible due to the unique fact that we control every step of our own manufacturing process.
  • Using green energy sources to power our factory.
  • Using sustainable packaging and printing methods.
  • Educating about social and environmental accountability 7 days a week through public tours of our artisan factory. Continue reading

Book Giveaway: The 4th Edition of Feeding the Whole Family


Here she is in all her glory. I’m super-proud of this new edition. Not just because of all the new recipes and information I had fun adding, but it’s just so darn pretty to look through. Dazzling photographs galore. (love the fonts, the layout, the whole deal).

Over 80,000 copies of Feeding the Whole Family (all 4 editions together) have been sold. The journey story is in the new introduction.

Want to win a free copy? I want you to. Type in a comment to question three and all 432 pages could be on their way to you! Continue reading

Book Giveaway: Clean Soups by Rebecca Katz


Do you know Rebecca Katz? What a spicy, fun, adorable, talented, smartie she is. We’re so proud to giveaway a copy of her brand new (fifth?) cookbook: Clean Soups.

Crack this beauty open to find 60 seriously delicious soups. Perfect timing as cool fall weather sneaks in. As Rebecca says, “Soup is the ultimate culinary hug!”

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Book Giveaway: Portland Farmer’s Market Cookbook


My friends from Sasquatch Books volunteered to giveaway one of their treasure trove of books to a lucky Cookus Interruptus subscriber.

(Sasquatch has published a brand new, fully-revised 4th edition (yes FOUR) of Feeding the Whole Family which arrives soon. Right now Amazon has an incredible pre-sale price at a 40% savings (whoa) so you might want to grab one.)

For today, however, we offer you a crack at winning the recently debuted Portland Farmer’s Market Cookbook.

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